The birth of Merry Berry
Behind this project is a dietitian fond of this subject! Her goal is to tackle childhood obesity by fighting bad eating habits in schools.
We are constantly told how much obesity is a plague in France and elsewhere but no one ever told us that 50% of obese children and 70% of teenagers will remain obese once they are adults. The thing is: we don't do anything concrete to change!
A solution ? Playful nutrition education at an early age before children get confronted to more freedom as for where and what they eat at lunch breaks.
The idea is to offer one-hour sessions led by a nutrition expert, once a week, for 8 weeks to cover a number of food-related topics such as breakfast, sugar,greens, farming....
The program should not be a classic boring class but a real joyful experience made of meetings with little local producers, blind tastings and so on. For the project to be a moment to remember, pupils would be given a diploma to encourage them to be proud of their new knowledge and spread the word.